A 1943 film about the December 7, 1941 Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. Film blends dramatized scenes with actual historic footage from the event. Formations of Japanese bombers approach Pearl Harbor. USS Arizona (BB-39) bombed. U.S. personnel aboard USS Arizona as the ship is bombed. Smoke billows up from the explosion. U.S. sailors aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37). USS Oklahoma and USS California (BB-44) are bombed by Japanese aircraft. U.S. troops fire machine guns at Japanese aircraft. USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes (DD-375), and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) bombed in the dry dock of Pearl Harbor. Ships in flames. USS Oglala CM-4 sinks after being attacked. Air raid alarms sound in Honolulu. Japanese people in Honolulu as the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor continues. A Japanese man being interviewed after air raid says he cannot think that Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.
From a 1943 film blending dramatized scenes and actual archival footage about the conditions soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii in December 1941 by Japanese bombers during World War II. U.S. troops remove the dead bodies of soldiers who died in action. The U.S. flag on the grave of a U.S. soldier. Pictures and parents of U.S. service men of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army and Medical Corps who died during Pearl Harbor raid. The family of a U.S. Medical Corps Lieutenant who died during Pearl Harbor raid. Wife of the same lieutenant holds her baby born after the attack. Prayer services for the dead U.S. servicemen. Families of the dead servicemen lay wreaths and flowers around U.S. flags. U.S. Navy officers and sailors at shore attend the memorial services. Ceremony shows line of U.S. Navy sailors laying garlands around each U.S. flag bearing the names of U.S. servicemen who died during Pearl Harbor attack. An Army Chaplain and Navy officers attend the prayer services. Palm trees on the beach.
Film argues that Japanese Americans in Hawaii collaborated with Japanese Consul-General to provide intelligence information prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Animation illustrates the demographics of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in 1924 and the few, who by 1933, had chosen to expatriate themselves from Japan under the Japanese Exclusion Act. Birthrates are illustrated, and numbers of Japanese registering children with the Japanese consulate retain Japanese citizenship. A dramatization shows a man acting as Uncle Sam and another as an American citizen. They discuss Japanese temples and language schools in Hawaii. The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Japanese man relays intelligence to a Japanese officer in the Japanese consulate. A Japanese family seated on the porch of a house. American ships in Pearl Harbor as seen from the house. Japanese children and woman as they look at American ships moving in Pearl Harbor. Shows how Japanese observers keep eyes on the activities in Pearl Harbor. A Japanese man talks with a Japanese officer in the consul. Japanese observers take pictures of American ships in Pearl Harbor.
A film dramatizes the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. A formation of Japanese bombers drop bombs on Wheeler Army Airfield in Honolulu during Pearl Harbor attack. The bombs explode on parked U.S. aircraft and army installations on the airfield. Smoke billows up from the explosions. U.S. soldiers fire machine guns towards the Japanese bombers. U.S. pilots start to board aircraft. Japanese air attack on U.S. naval air station at Kaneohe Bay, Honolulu. Bombs explode. The bombs start to explode around U.S. sailors attending a church services. U.S. troops fire guns toward Japanese aircraft. They run around on the air field while Japanese aircraft continue attacks. U.S. pilots board the aircraft. Hangers in flames. U.S. soldiers remove bombs mounted under the wing of an aircraft.
A film dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. A Pvt. (Private) soldier operates the controls on a panel at an aircraft warning station at Pearl Harbor. He calls up an information center and informs a U.S. Army Lieutenant that he has detected a line of unidentified aircraft approaching the island of Oahu. The Aloha Tower in Honolulu. Airmen around U.S. aircraft parked at a U.S. air base look at formations of Japanese aircraft in the sky. Exterior of a building in Washington DC. A door sign reads 'Secretary of State'. Formation of Japanese aircraft over clouds and island of Oahu. The aircraft over Waikiki Beach. They drop first load of bombs at Hickam Field which borders Pearl Harbor. Air base installations at Hickam Field burn.
A film dramatizes the conditions at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to Japanese attack during World War II. The island of Oahu. A man enacting as Uncle Sam sleeps. Aerial view of Oahu island. U.S. soldiers on guard in Pearl Harbor. The soldiers on a moving cargo train. Hickam Field on Oahu, Hawaii. Aircraft lined up outside a hangar at Hickam Field. Pearl Harbor which lies near Hickam Field. U.S. minesweepers, light cruisers, destroyers and other ships in Pearl Harbor. Ground crews at work in the hangar of Hickam Field. U.S. sailors work at a dock in Pearl Harbor. The sailors attend church services. A chaplain speaks to the sailors and other military officers.